Our Trial by Fire ?

faith-trial-2a     “Blessed be (praise be to) the God and Father of our Lord and Sovereign King Jesus Christ, Who according to His abundant mercy . . . hath begotten us (you and I) again unto a living Hope* (assurance) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead . . .
To an inheritance (for we are joint-heirs with Him) that is incorruptible, and undefiled . . . and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you _____ (your name). Who are kept by the power of God (Deity, divinity – II Peter 1:4) through faith,
ready to be revealed in this last time
. . . !

     “For we are made a spectacle unto men and to angels . . .”

Wherein, ye greatly rejoice . . . though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.   That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than that of gold which perishes . . .. even though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ !”
I Peter 1:3-7

     “Knowing this . . . that the trying (trial) of your faith, worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, so that ye may also be perfect and entire, lacking nothing . . . for faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . . .

And blessed is the man or woman that endureth temptation, for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of Life, which the Lord (our Sovereign King) shall give to all them that love Him !”   James 1:3-4, 12 and ref: Romans 10:17

     “Yea, beloved . . . think it not strange concerning the fiery trial that is to try you (Malachi 3:1-4), as though some strange thing is happening unto you. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings (the trial of His faith in you) . . .so that when His glory shall be revealed ( in you – Colossians 1:27), ye may be glad also with exceeding joy !”   I Peter 4:12-13

     “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and I will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried . . . . And they shall call upon My name, and I will hear them . . .  and I will say, It is My people, and they shall say, The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) is my God (Elohim – Mighty One) . . . !”
Zechariah 13:9

God’s people when under the trial of fire . . .

Exodus 16:1-12
16:34-45
Exodus 17:1-7
Numbers 21:5
20:1-12
Deuteronomy 8:1-18
Psalm 78:1-39
106:1-15
106:32-45
Psalm 107:1-15
107:16-22
I Corinthians 10:1-13
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Hebrews 11:1-40*

Our Wilderness Like Eden . . . !

     “For the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) shall comfort Zion . . . Yea, He will comfort all her waste places. He will make her (your) wilderness like Eden, and her deserts (your dry and barren grounds) like the garden of the LORD . . . . Joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody !”     Isaiah 51:1-3

     “Then the heathen (unbelievers) that are left round about you ________ (your name) shall know . . . that I the LORD build the ruined places, and I plant that which was desolate . . .   For I the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) have spoken it, and I will do it !”
Ezekiel 36:36

     It is our Saviour’s great desire that each of us, as His sons and daughters, will take hold of these precious promises for ourselves, that through faith in Christ, our families, our marriages, our homes, and congregations may testify to the mighty power of the God we love and serve !

     Please contact Eric or Sarah Wilson to schedule a speaking engagement or presentation, or if you would like for us to send you more of these wonderful promises from the Word of the Living God.

May the LORD bless and keep you abundantly !
your brother and sister in Christ Jesus,
Eric & Sarah Wilson and family – Isaiah Ministries

The Power of Simply Believing God . . . ?

Daniel - lions 4     “We have most precious Promises in the Word of God, which ought to give us courage and confidence. They should enable us to come out of uncertainty and darkness, to come where we may know that the Spirit beareth witness with our spirit (mind) that we are the children of God. There is nothing wanting in the store-house of our God.

     Jesus has said, “Believe me, that I Am in the Father, and the Father . . . which is Spirit (John 4:24 and 3:1-2) . . . in Me; or else believe me for the very works’ sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me (the Word of God), the works that I do, shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.”   John 14:11-12 and 7:37-39.

The disciples of Christ are to do greater works than Jesus Himself has done. He says further: “Whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” “If ye ask anything in My name, I will do it.”  John 14:13-14 & I John 3:22-24  Christ spoke these Words for the comfort of all who should have faith in Him, and it is our privilege to believe that God will do just as He has said He would !
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Chosen in Him . . . ?

ascension     There has been one promise of Scripture which the Lord Jesus Christ has been bringing to my remembrance repeatedly over the last few months. It is found in John 8:31-32, where He tells us . . . “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free !”

And then I remember Christ’s prayer in the garden, when He cries to our Father on our behalf, and says . . . “Sanctify them through Thy Truth, Yea, Thy Word is Truth !”     John 17:17

In the original greek of the text, the word “Truth” literally means Verity, (verily so) !

So what Christ Jesus is really promising to each of us, is that we shall know the Truth, and the Truth (the unfailing verity of His Word) shall make us free . . . “For whom the Son makes free, shall be free indeed !”
John 8:33-36

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I am not Ashamed of the Glad Tidings of Christ !

OXYGEN VOLUME 13“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto Salvation (deliverance, rescue, freedom, healing and restoration), to every one that believeth . . . . For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to greater faith: as it is written . . . The Just shall live by faith !”     Romans 1:16-17

The gospel (Glad Tidings) must be received (believed, and appropriated by faith as our own) in order to regenerate the heart . . .”     – Our High Calling, p.104

As the Holy Spirit saith . . . Today, if ye will hear His Voice, and harden not your hearts, in unbelief . . . For unto us were the Glad Tidings proclaimed, as well as unto them, but the Word preached (proclaimed) did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it !”     Hebrews 3:7-8 & 4:2
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As Thou Hast Believed !

Jesus-heals-lame     “And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour . . . !” Matthew 8:10-13

     This is the lesson which Jesus (Yehushua) taught while He was on earth, that the gift which God promises us, we must believe we do receive, and it is ours !

Jesus healed the people of their diseases when they had faith in His power; He helped them in the things which they could see, thus inspiring them with confidence in Him concerning things which they could not see –leading them to believe in His power to forgive sins . . . Continue reading

The Promise of His Spirit . . . Received through simple faith !

Pentecost2a     “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you, but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power* (dunamis – miraculous, miracle, abundance, ability, strength, possible, to be able) from on high !”   Luke 24:49 & ref: Galatians 3:14

 

Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be
opened unto you; for every-one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7.

How many who ask a blessing of the Lord would be surprised should they receive their request. Of what is this want of expectation (lack of faith) that our prayers will be answered, a proof? Continue reading

The Windows of Heaven Opened ?

windows light heavenOur Privileges in Christ Jesus

      “To whom He said, This is the Rest wherewith ye shall cause the weary to rest; and this is the Refreshing; yet they would not hear . . . !” Isaiah 28:12-13 & ref: Hebrews 3:18-19 & 4:1-12 & Exodus 31:12-17

What think ye of Christ ?” What is He to you personally? Is your faith centered in Him as your Redeemer? Do you believe that He saves you from sin, and that He imputes to you His righteousness? . . . . The believing man, even tho he be unlearned, has a knowledge that can not be wrested from him. The one who trusts his Saviour implicitly finds the gate of heaven ajar (opened), and flooded with glory from the throne of God . . . !
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The LORD’s Will for us to walk in Victory !

 Over Sin

woman caught adultery     “Behold . . . . What manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons (begotten children) of God, and therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not !

     Beloved, Now (Today) we are called the sons of God . . . . And every man that hath this hope in Him, purifieth himself, even as He is pure . . . . for ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him is no sin !”   I John 3:2-5

     “Now unto Him that is able . . . . to keep you Today from falling, and to present you faultless before the Presence (throne) of His glory with exceeding joy. To the Only Wise God our Saviour . . . to Him be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen !”     Jude 1:24-25

     “Have you heard about the evolutionary way of getting the victory over bad habits and sins? It is sometimes called the TAPERING method or the TRYING method, but generally, it just doesn’t work. Oh, it partially works, of course, because old age takes care of some temptations and sins, and time settles the rest when death comes. But do you know why TRYING does not work in overcoming the devil?” Continue reading